Barcelona are eyeing a surprise raid on Manchester United this summer, with captain and star striker Wayne Rooney among their top targets, according to sources in Spain.
Manager Luis Enrique spent big on players like Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic last summer, and could be ready to do so again here as he also eyes up Spanish midfield duo Juan Mata and Ander Herrera in this sensational raid on Old Trafford.
It seems highly unlikely that manager Louis van Gaal would allow so many key players to leave, particularly with Rooney being made captain at the start of this season and showing some strong form.
Still, it could be that this return to peak form has caught Barca’s attention, with the Daily Mirror mentioning that the Catalan giants are keeping an eye on him ahead of the summer transfer window.
Manchester City playmaker David Silva is also a target as Enrique perhaps eyes a long-term successor to Xavi in midfield.